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daughter away before running away. >> people looking up reviews for san francisco restaurants can soon turn to yelp for how safe and sanitary the food is. we are live in the castro district with details on a just-announced partnership. >> the mayor lee made the partnership with yelp official. we are asking the crowd, how much information do you want to know about your favorite restaurant? more than 3,500 restaurants in san francisco but finding one you like can take searching. >> i go to the same restaurants over and over. many turn to yelp to hear about food and service but it does not tell the whole story. >> it is helpful to know about a person's experience but not getting information about the cleanliness. >> but you will soon know about your favorite restaurant or a new one, yelp is partnering with san francisco's health department to provide users health inspection ratings along with customer comments, all in the name of transparency and food safety. >> the manager of this cafe says customers have a right to know. >> this makes the restaurants clean up their act or makes them, you kno
, the mayor lee is delivering the state of san francisco address as he exercise the third year in office, he is particularly proud of the city's revived manufacturing sector. he is an excerpt from the webcast streaming right now. >> local manufacturing jobs increase 12.5 percent in 2012, outpacing job growth of other sectors after literally decades of decline. we are putting people back to work in 435 companies headquartered and that manufacture their products in our city today. >> lee acknowledged that san francisco's sports landscape with the 49ers in the super bowl and, of course, the giants winning the world series. >> major sponsor of san francisco breakers race dropped out leaving less than 4 months for another financial backer. it is reported that the online company that sells customized t-shirts withdrew after failing to reach terms with the organizers. they have been a sponsor for to years. the general manager says the 102nd running will go on as scheduled may 19. >> the 49ers are working out, the first practice since arriving in new orleans for the super bowl. some of the fans are
, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with details. katie? >> business and technology reporter is inside facebook right now tweeting the big announcement. zuckerberg has unveiled a new search feature. this is a picture of the announcement taken by our reporter who is inside. television news cameras were not allowed inside. this is video released by facebook. the feature is called a graph search which is describes like this, combining phrases like "my friends in san francisco who like mexican food" and you find that set of people, places, photos or other con content that has been shared and you can mine the billion users, 240 billion go toes and 1 trillion connections. it allows users to connect with their friends easier and it would probably keep people on facebook l
from a team from san francisco. at his news conference, head coach jim harbaugh apologized for the organization when he told reporters that it didn't reflect the way players feel. >> there wasn't malice in his heart. he is not that kind of person. he is not a ugly person. he is not a discriminating person. >> it's not the players and coaches that culliver must convince, it's the fans. >> i didn't want to offend anyone. that was an ugly comment. that is not what i feel in my heart. i hope i can learn and grow from this experience and situation. >> reporter: they had a meeting with the coach but neither would say what was said. the only true glimpse when get into his heart will come when the kickoff happens on sunday. >>> the gay community is paying close attention to his remarks. the executive director of san francisco lbgt center says it shines the spotlight on an ongoing problem. >> absolutely. i think there is a culture of homophobia, in all aspects of major sports. there is an opportunities to change that culture. >> rebecca says more teams need to make strong statements
>>> is now suing the city for $15 million. the san francisco chronicle reports the federal civil rights lawsuit named the city of walnut creek and four unidentified officers. police shot and killed a 20-year-old hairstylist after a report of a fight with his roommate. they say banta was armed with a kitchen knife and charged at officers. in san francisco, three people are in the hospital after they were seriously hurt in a morning traffic accident south of market. it happened near ninth and brannon streets. a tow truck collided with a pickup. the impact slammed the tow truck right into the side of a building in front of the northern parted. we spoke to a woman who saw it happen. >> the driver of the towing truck was hurt very badly. he was thrown out of his cab onto the sidewalk. >> the pickup ended up into a park lot. they had to sues the saws of life to get them out. >> home prices in the city increased more than 12 1/2% in november compared to a year ago. that is according to the case schiller index one of the most widely watched price gauges. san francisco saw the second bigg
was not seriously injured. the san francisco man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire is now in county jail. the 22-year-old dexter oliver was arrested last night in an oakland hotel. the victim is 25-year-old starr lamare. she remains in critical condition. she has severe burns. police say she got in an argument in bayview district on sunday. investigators say oliver doused starr lamare with gasoline and set her on fire. oliver faces charges of arson and attempted murder. >> the santa cruz sheriff is expanding the search for a missing 23-year-old man, who walked from the house in scotts valley on friday morning and never came back. a small search party combed the trails of the park where he hiked. his parents say he has been despondent since a breakup with hers fiance. he is believed wearing the plaid short in this picture. >> a small number of commuters are causing freeway traffic jams for the rest of us according to a study by researchers at berkeley. targeting those drivers could dramatically improve traffic flow. amy hollyfield has more. >> this study used this, people's cell phones an
kloss will give this everything he has. >> thank you. in san francisco, five armed men who stole money and electronics in a home invasion are still on the loose. police say the men had a knife and handguns and stormed into a home on 40th avenue before 3:00 this morning. they took iphones and a laptop and an undisclosed amount of money. authorities have not said if the phone was targeted. there were no injuries. >> a fight between a man and his son in daly city resulted in both going to the hospital. police were called to the apartments to find the father was stabbed several times. his son suffered head trauma. no one saw what happened but the two victims. police are trying to figure out what set the men off. >> the hey proposal is accepting applications for the first time in three years this morning as they look for new officers in cyber space. you can apply online from now through saturday for chp, the first of many steps to become an officer. you can find a link on our website at www.abcabc7news.com and new officers earn $67,000 a year after they finish the academy. >> today is a new
and found like outside a building. it is hard to tell. a san francisco police close off access to self streets. bomb sniffing dogs were also brought in and now they saying that suspicious device or package could be a military ordinance, some kind of military explosive or device. while no cars are allowed in this area, pedestrians are still getting through and you can hear construction continues in this area so there has been little disruption. an explosive expert is looking at the suspicious package which appears to be on the ledge of a building but like i said before it is really hard to tell. you can see police right now diverting cars and telling them either to turn around or go back but this area definitely is closed. we will have more for you as we get more information, live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> rain is on the way to the bay area. we will look outside at the low clouds from our camera on mount tamalpais in marin county. our meteorologist, mike nicco, has live doppler 7 hd. >> we talked how the frost would be over and the rain would be go. here you go with live dopple
of the suspect. the santa cruz police would like anyone with information to call. >> an audit in san francisco shows an agency is taking time and a half to a new level. muni paid more over time than any other city department. you will not believe how much overtime a couple of employees logged. we are at the station. >> muni paid more overtime than the fire department and police department in san francisco last year. they went $18 million over their budget. get this, some employees took home more man $100,000 in overtime pay alone. an overhaul of the train control system was needed to make service more streamlined and reliable. the overnight work and double shifts by a few specialized employees let some get double overtime, doubling their salaries. >> it is requires you work a full day and then a full night. it is hard work. it is something that has to be done. >> one mechanic logged 1,954 hours of overtime at $83.85 an hour. with $163,000 in overtime the base salary of $106,000 jumped to $293,000. >> i want do change my job. >> any openings? >> these days it is tough to see that happen but esp
bones in a decades old case of a missing child in san francisco. we broke that story yesterday. kevin collins disappeared in february of 1984 and last seen at a bus stop in the haight-ashbury. amy joins us from the home that was searched by cadaver dogs. >> people say it has been painful to relive the memories of kevin and his disappearance. investigators stirred up old emotions yesterday morning when they arrived in the neighborhood and searched a home here at masonic and page in haight-ashbury looking for evidence in the disappearance of kevin collins. he was ten when he vanished. police found bones under the concrete floor but they believe they are animal bones. this is drawing out hope and disappointment again for the family including the mother and collins, and those in the neighbor. >> shaky. i was scared. shaking. i could not sleep think about it, what the situation was. i did get some sleep but i was worried about anne, that is who i am worried about. she is the one, really, that is having a problem right now. >> police were here at home all day yesterday and into the night. i
and 42 in san francisco. other big story, spare the air, not only today but also tomorrow. you can see poor air quality in the north bay and in the south bay. that is going to last for about another day. so no burning of wood. >>> we have breaking news, sheriffs officials are searching in central california for missing helicopter. it was returning to an airport in kern county when it disappeared around 6:15 this morning. it was one of three helicopters doing frost control to protect crops. two others returned to their base. one of the pilots who came back was unable to contact the missing pilot by radio. >>> the financial mood of the country takes a dramatic turn this morning after the president and congress reached a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. stocks are sharply up on this day of trading. the dow is up over 217 points. analysts warn the feeling could change quickly because the budget deal leaves many questions unresolved. >> reporter: neither party was really happy with the deal. many lawmakers are saying it was just a first step and it means in the next couple of ste
around the bay area looking south to the bay and san francisco and haziness in the air with high pressure compressing the air and that is why there is a "spare the air" alert in effect. we will take you to another like shot from the east bay hills looking out, you can see the haze and the air is trapped. that will bring us poor air quality and probably stay with us for the next few days. we will take you to live doppler 7 hd showing us clear skies all around the bay area as it sweeps from mt. st. helena. milder temperatures than yesterday. mostly in the 40's, 48 in san francisco and 52 in half moon bay and 49 in antioch and livermore so we are a few degrees warmer compared to year at this time. that will be the trend through the weekend. milder temperatures today, and "spare the air" in effect, no would burning and a slow warming trend expects for the week end so poor air quality expected in the north bay and moderate air quality in the east bay and south bay. but the likely issue of another "spare the air" alert at 2:00, so it could be with us into the weekend and these are the prelimina
hit a bay bridge tower in san francisco bay two days ago. abc7 news talk with the ntsb what is involved in any investigation and joins us from treasure island. >> let me say this is not csi treasure island. the investigation will take more than an hour or a week or a year as they try to figure why that ship off of treasure island, the 750' oil tanker "overseas raymar" did what it did on monday. where will they repair the ship? there is a 20-member crew on board and a group was going to board the "overseas raymar" and is not with the ntsb but says they are with the marshal island registries where the tanker is from. the coast guard and investigators will work together to figure why it sideswiped the bay bridge tower west of yerba buena island on monday. the bar pilot was warned he was off coast and it is unclear whether fog played a role. i spoke with a ntsb in washington, dc, this morning. >> at this stage they are fact gathering and we cannot determine a cause early on in an investigation. it usually takes some time, maybe 12 to 18 months before we determine the cause but w
, oakland, sunnyvale, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the san francisco 49ers are headed to georgia this afternoon for the championship game of the nfc. one lucky area man is going on the first ever plane ride. the man from bayview district got a call yesterday say he won the road trip sweepstakes scoring two free tickets to the game if atlanta and the first time ever leaving california. he will bring his cousin to the game. their fare, tickets and traps are all on the 49ers' time. >> there is a beach hazard for northern california coast through the weekend including the upcoming mavericks surf contest. two dozen of the top big wave riders are gathering at half moon bay for the contest and spectators are not allowed on the shoreline because of dangerous sneaker waves. the last time it was held in 2010, several were injured when huge swells crashed along the spectator areas and knocked them down or washed them into the water. >> we remember that. >> now, the sneaker waves. why are they so dangerous this weekend? >> because they are out ahead of the other waves, the big steady waves t
. >> it is a convenience. and i go to san francisco, it is crowded and a lot of people, it is it a hassle. >> another passenger chose the flight because it was the best price. boeing is talking about the advances on board and the faa is talking about the investigation, passengers seem interested in getting a deal and convenience. live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> looking closer now, despite the fanfare, the dreamliner is the subject of a federal review announced a few hours ago after several high profile mishaps . the faa will review the design of the wide body jet and manufacturing down in the boeing dream drome plant in washington and south carolina. it was launched after a battery caught on fire in boston logan airport earlier this week . despite this, federal officials say the dreamliner is safe to fly. >> we believe, i believe this plane is safe and i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight. these planes are safe. >> the dreamliner is boeing's first airplane made entirely out of composit materials. boeing experienced major hicups with the dreamline
his girlfriend on fire in san francisco. police want to find 22-year-old dexter oliver after a young woman was found with severe burns. amy hollyfield joins from the burn center. how is she doing? >> i spoke with two sisters. the family hasn't been in to see her yet this morning but are waiting for more relatives to arrive from sacramento and trying to brace themselves for an afternoon visit here at the hospital. they have been told she can expect to be in the hospital for four to five months. >> we kept talking about it all night. it was hard to go to sleep. >> this has been so tough to deal with she hasn't even been able to bring herself to visit her sister, starr lamare. she was set on fire yesterday and is in the hospital with burns do her face. witnesses, relatives and police believe her boyfriend, dexter oliver, is to blame. this morning, her family was shocked when oliver's grandmother called her mother. >> my mother thought she trusted him and let him survey in -- sty in the house and fed him, why would he do something like that to her baby. she tried to, the grandmother, she
in the original ban on assault weapons after the 1993 mass shooting in san francisco at 101 california which expired in 2004. her new measure is expected to face a tough fight in the senate with many g.o.p. lawmakers vowing to oppose new any restrictions. >> happening now online vice president biden is holding a live discussion about gun control. the fireside hangout on google social network google plus is the first of a series of conversations with top administration officials. he is taking questions about the push for increased gun control of president obama. the live chat will go until 11:15 this morning so you have seven more minutes. to join the conversation goes to our website for a link at abc7news.com on "see it on tv." >> a big announcement on the role of women in the military. >> secretary of state, hillary clinton, introduced the man likely to replace her, to congress. >> a new twist in manti te'o hoax. the person posing as his girlfriend on the testimony may really have been a man disguising his with this flu season being the most severe in years, it's important to follow cdc gui
pick they will up today and tomorrow. >> so lucky. thank you very much. san francisco 49 owner is giving away tickets on twitter. i have two super bowl tickets for someone. let me know why i should pick you and down goes the twitter the no word on when he will give the tickets away. >> abc7 has an entire team headed to the super bowl, sports director larry beil and former 49er mike shumann will be there and wayne freedman and katie marzullo will join larry and shu to bring you the best coverage. we will tweet their behind-the-scenes updates at abc7 news bay area with live reports going monday morning. we have break news from southern california right now where this man will not come down from the roof. this is east los angeles. authorities have been trying to talk the shirtless man down from the roof. he has been up there for hours. investigators say he was running away from a bail bondsman and he climbed up on top of the house. >> still ahead, dramatic video from a plane that catches fire midair and what the pilot did to save everyone on board. >> the diehard giants fans who c
are constantly updating twitter at abc7 news.com. in san francisco, police are looking for a driver who slammed into a power pole while trying to escape leaving 2,500 pg&e customers in the dark at 2:00 this morning. the pole was shattered. the driver took off. all customers now have their power on, repairs to the pole should be done by 8:00 tonight. >> arson investigators are trying to find what led to a fire at a medical marijuana dispensary north of highway 101. it was reported there was smoke at 4:30 a.m. amy, why do investigators say it looks suspicious? >> you can smell gasoline. the oh car is strong it is hard imagine anyone messing with this place. it is covered with surveillance video but this is not the first time they have had trouble here. >> they are cleaning up the mess left behind from the fire this morning and getting rid of the negative feeling it created, but that is not easy. the fire at the medical marijuana facility was intentionally set. >> it is upsetting. we try to do anything to the letter of the law and be upstanding for the city of san jose and be established. >> 9 bro
especially compared to today. we are 8 degrees warmer, oakland, livermore, and san francisco, and napa is 63 which is five degrees above average. low-to-mid 60's from fairfield at 61 which is the cool spot and san jose and half moon bay around 66 and upper 60's to low 70's around the monterey bay and headed inland. tonight, 39 in fairfield the cool spot and everyone else in the low-to-upper 40's. in need to worry about the pets and the plants as far administration frost goes. now the plume of moisture from the tropics to the arctic in the huge high pressure holding it at bay, but this system is starting to make inroads into the highs in the form of the clouds we are seeing that is a thin veil of clouds keeping us from being frosty. 8:00, possibly again around 10:00 or 11:00, light rain developing in the north bay and in the afternoon hours, scattered showers develop and by 5:00, you can see it looks fairly good across the neighborhoods for the evening until about midnight and then the showers start to fall apart and by 5:00, 6:00 thursday morning, they are gone, and the clouds are around so
will taper. the snow level is still 2,000 feet. freezing cold the next couple of nights but the coast and san francisco, and showers are possible saturday. big game on saturday. we will walk our way through it. we are looking at instability of showers behind the sharp cold front and notice the lines, pressure gradient lines coming straight from the arctic circle. it will modify a bit but unusually cold front. on the other side of the screen you can see the showers and how they are sitting over the ocean. one or two or straying inland through 5:00 hour. when we get to tonight you can see they stay over the ocean again. through tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon is mostly sunny conditions and dry but if you are headed out over the ocean still a few showers and saturday morning a light rain moves in and the air mass is cold enough for snow level at 2,500 or 3,000 feet. the storm will bring in warmer air. that will rise and that will do that as the rain leaves. close to kickoff no rain. 8:00, no rain. 9:00, no rain. the models are having a horrible, horrible time with this system saturday flip-
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